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Visit the New England Aquarium

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Visit the New England Aquarium in Boston and see the giant ocean tank that is the centerpiece of this beloved family attraction.... Read full article

Backpacks: Teach Your Kids to Wear Them Safely

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School backpacks can do more than carry books; they can injure your kids if not worn properly. Here's some great information and tips from a Boston physical therapist who sees plenty of patients with backpack-related injuries.... Read full article

Social Bullying Rampant on Kids’ TV Shows

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While there's plenty of research on the effects of television violence on children, a new study reveals that social bullying – portrayed in many popular children's TV programs – doesn't get as much notice, but likely has similar effects.... Read full article

Politics, Anyone? Parents Aren't Talking Enough to Their Kids About It

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A new national survey reveals that while voters think that parents should be educating their kids about politics, most parents really aren't doing it.... Read full article

Survey Finds Football-Playing Dads Not as Worried About Their Kids Getting Concussions

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In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football.... Read full article

Boy Brain – Girl Brain: Is There a Difference?

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Two Boston gender experts are challenging beliefs that boys and girls learn and behave differently because of brain structure, and must therefore be taught differently. They argue that our culture creates stereotypes that lead to these differences.... Read full article

1 in 7 Massachusetts Children Lives in Poverty

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While Massachusetts remains among the states with the highest median income in the nation, U.S. Census figures reveal that one in seven children here live in poverty.... Read full article

Homework: Does it Help or Hurt?

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The debate over homework continues nationwide. Here are guidelines for parents concerned about their child’s homework load.... Read full article

Blog for BostonParentsPaper.com!

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Are you a parenting blogger? Blog for us at BostonParentsPaper.com! Increase your reach and influence with Massachusetts parents. Email us about the focus of your blog today!... Read full article

Boston Parents Paper 2012 Family Advocate of the Year – Birthday Wishes

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The Boston Parents Paper annually honors a person or organization helping local families in need with our Family Advocate Award. This year's honoree is Birthday Wishes, which hosts birthday parties for children in homeless shelters.... Read full article

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